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Thompson Canvasses Against Term Limits Extension

Monday, October 20, 2008

Our latest count has 17 city council members in favor of Mayor Bloomberg's bid for a term limits extension. Nineteen are against and 15 remain undecided. Opponents of the plan were out in full force this weekend, including Comptroller Bill Thompson, who's planning to run ...

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Governor's 'Right Hand' Fails to Pay Taxes

Monday, October 20, 2008

Charles O' Byrne may have violated state ethics laws for failing to list his $200,000 in outstanding tax debt on his financial disclosure statements.

Paterson says O'Bryne admitted to his lapse in payment.

PATERSON: We're satisfied he had a debt and started addressing it and that he ...

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The Campaign for a 3rd Term

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is denying accusations that he's abusing his power in order to drum up support for his bid to change term limits.

BLOOMBERG: We're out there, promoting, trying to rally people to support the administration's position. That's what we're supposed to do. But we do ...

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Border Breaking Art in Queens

Monday, October 20, 2008

PS1 in Long Island City entertained museumgoers with a live DJ in the courtyard yesterday as it celebrated the opening of several new fall exhibitions. They include an exhibition of work Italian artist Gino De Dominicis. Dominicis was a mysterious artist who avoided press and ...

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New York City Makes More Room for Hollywood

Monday, October 20, 2008

Patricia Kaufman heads the governor's office for film and TV development.

She says the state's decision to increase its tax credit for production costs, from 10 to 30 percent, has resulted in a spike in productions seeking to film here.

KAUFMAN: So I think it's pretty safe ...

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Dangerous Baseball Caps

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Consumer Affairs and Public Safety Committees held a joint hearing on the matter. Council member Peter Vallone Junior says the companies are exploiting a culture of violence for profit.

VALLONE: We have speak with our wallets, so we have to not buy the stuff number ...

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US, NY Probing Credit-Default Swap Market

Monday, October 20, 2008

Federal prosecutors and New York's attorney general are investigating the credit-default swap market. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced in a statement Monday that the office is working with state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in the probe. Cuomo's office did the same. The announcements came after ...

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Vendy Picks Top Street Chef

Monday, October 20, 2008

A dessert category was added to the Vendy Awards held in at the Tobacco Factory in DUMBO this year. It was the fourth annual awards benefit judging the city’s best street food. The event raised $30 thousand for the advocacy group, the Street Vendor Project.

REPORTER: ...

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What Banks Want

Monday, October 20, 2008

Despite the recent meltdown, big financial institutions continue to lobby for less oversight and regulation.

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Climate Change at the Museum of Natural History

Saturday, October 18, 2008

If the global economic crisis seems like its heading toward recovery, you can always keep worrying about that other major global crisis, climate change. A new exhibition on global climate change opens this Saturday at the American Museum of Natural History.

The exhibition explains the science ...

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Fossella Convicted of Drunk Driving

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella has been convicted of drunken driving in suburban Virginia. After a daylong trial at Alexandria General District Court Friday, a judge found Fossella guilty of driving under the influence shortly after midnight on May 1st. The arrest led to revelations ...

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Mayor Says Willets Point Landowners Holding Up Redevelopment

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Bloomberg administration says landowners at Willets Point, Queens, are intentionally stalling negotiations to sell their property.

REPORTER: At a city council hearing Friday, Deputy Mayor Bob Lieber said opponents postponed closing their deals this week to make it look as if the city had not ...

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City Council Wraps Up Term Limit Hearings

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The city council's term limits hearings have concluded, after two long days, and hundreds of speakers offering testimony - both for and against a bill that would allow the mayor and council members to run for a third term.

REPORTER: Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who announced ...

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Nixzmary Brown's Mother Convicted of Manslaughter

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The mother of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown could face up to 33 years in prison when she is sentenced in November. Nixzaliz Santiago was convicted of manslaughter Friday. Brooklyn jurors deliberated three days in the case of the January 2006 death of the malnourished girl, who ...

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The ABC’s of AIG

Friday, October 17, 2008

Why Andrew Cuomo is emerging as the leading watchdog of the government-owned insurer.

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Retailers Try Creative Strategies

Friday, October 17, 2008

As Americans cut back on spending, retailers have to compete more intensely for fewer dollars. In Greenwich Village, clothing boutique Hoos is trying to rebrand itself by redecorating its storefront with fake dollar bills. John Medeiros Jr. says they want to make the case that ...

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Candidates Trade Punches for Laughs at Smith Dinner

Friday, October 17, 2008

New York's political elite joined presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama at the Waldorf-Astoria last night for the annual Alfred E. Smith Dinner.

The event is traditionally a chance for candidates to leave the campaign trail behind and show their lighter side. Senators Hillary Clinton ...

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Term Limits Testimony Continues in Council

Friday, October 17, 2008

A second day of heated testimony and debate continues at City Hall over Mayor Bloomberg's proposed legislation to change the city's term limits law. Elected officials from across the city have been appearing before the council since 10 this morning to offer their views and ...

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Bloomberg's State of Mind

Friday, October 17, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg didn't start out as mayor thinking that city officials should be allowed to serve three terms instead of just two. In fact, it was quite the opposite. With the help of WNYC's archivist Andy Lanset, WNYC's Matthew Schuerman dug through our old tapes ...

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Foreclosure Up Across NYC

Friday, October 17, 2008

Foreclosure filings this summer were up across all five boroughs, as much as 60 percent in Manhattan, compared to last summer, according to city records.

Shaun Donovan is the city's housing commissioner. He says in New York City, the foreclosure crisis affects more than just homeowners.

DONOVAN: ...

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